Flowering in the Vineyards

Flowering in the Vineyards

Throughout each year, the vineyards and landscape of beautiful Napa Valley undergo dramatic color transformations that represent the maturation of the annual grape crop. Even before the vineyards show signs of life in the spring, mustard plants interspersed among the...
Do you know the life cycle of a wine grape? Pt 2

Do you know the life cycle of a wine grape? Pt 2

Bud break and Flowering In the spring, after the vineyard crews have carefully pruned back the prior season’s growth on each vine to encourage new grape development, new buds begin to emerge that will soon open to become flowers. Signaling the onset of the growing...
Do you know the life cycle of a wine grape? Pt 1

Do you know the life cycle of a wine grape? Pt 1

As we savor the full, rich flavors of our carefully selected Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and other wines, rarely do we think about the care and skill required to produce such marvelous flavors and aroma. While wine grapes have been produced for thousands of years,...
Spring in the Vineyards

Spring in the Vineyards

Napa Valley’s incredible scenery is constantly changing. In the springtime, as the vines come alive again, gorgeous yellow mustard flowers carpet the vine rows as the vines start their seasonal bud break that will yield the crop for the new year. Those first tender...
What Happens During Early Spring at our Winery?

What Happens During Early Spring at our Winery?

Work never ends in the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley.  While vineyard managers have been actively preparing their hibernating vines for the coming year following extensive pruning and checking soil health, the wineries of Napa Valley are in full gear,...